Looking back (no, this isn’t going to turn into a Garth Brooks sing-along, folks), I’ve realized that there are a good many things in my life that I’ve really REALLY wanted and prayed for. Some of them I’ve received. Most of them I haven’t. For the most part, I feel that my life is just as full not receiving all I ask for as it would have been had it happened. Even in recent times, that which I thought I wanted and prayed to receive was denied me for reasons yet to be revealed.
I am reminded of a fortune cookie I ate some 27 years ago: Beware of what you wish for. You may receive it.
It also goes to state: “Beware what you wish on others; you may receive the same yourself.”
There’s a fine line between being content and being greedy. I’d like to think I haven’t crossed that line too often. While I’ll never know what could have been in certain situations and with certain people, I can’t help but feel that perhaps everyone is better off not knowing that might have been.
Those are the echos of time which are best imagined, and not experienced.